Altogether, Jim has been a PK3 – 8th grade principal for the last 12 years and a Lutheran educator for a total of 20 years. This past spring Jim was chosen as a Van Lunen Fellow and will begin this prestigious program the summer of 2013, focusing on marketing and development. The Van Lunen program provides Christian School administrators from around the US and Canada world-class executive management education that is essential to the future of Christian schools. Nationally renowned mentors work with each administrator and their school to accomplish a plan to meet today’s Christian school challenges.
Jim is 43 years old and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended St. John Lutheran School in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He graduated in 1987 from Lutheran High School East in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He earned a BS in education from Concordia University
in Seward, Nebraska in 1991 and a Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Twenty years ago Jim spent his first year of teaching here at Trinity and his parents, Rev. and Mrs. John Landskroener, are Trinity members.
Jim and his wife Ellen have four children, Abigail 9 (3rd grade); Noah 7 (1st grade); Elisabeth 4 (PreK), and Benjamin 1. Jim and Ellen are committed to Ellen not working outside of their home to devote her time and energy to their young family.
Jim brings a great love for our Lord and devotion to the children as principal. His contagious enthusiasm and proven record of growing schools is leading Trinity to new heights. He desires students today to have the same great experiences that he had when he went to a Lutheran School.
Outside of work time Jim loves cheering for the Michigan State Spartans and watching or participating in just about any sport. Mostly, though he loves spending time with his wife and children.
His favorite Bible passage is Joshua 3:5,
Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”